fall prêt-à-porter, paris: giambattista valli

by Jeremy Danté

i was surprised by what was presented by giambattista valli this season. the front end of the collection hinted at a new, more minimal direction but as the collection progressed, i was impressed by the show sequence & gradual build of intricate design details. strict silhouettes were seen as textured details were seen alongside shots of bold color & use of fur. artistic floral print was seen in black & white with accents of yellow which soon lead to more over the top use of fur. the use of fur, though a bit unconventional was a good balance for the collection as many of the styles were minimal & conservative. overall, the collection manages to focus on two aspect of designs with both minimal & over the top approaches. very strong direction, beautiful attention is paid the the idea of silhouette- from show stopping gowns at the finale, to more crisp styles & dramatized furs; every aspect of feminine glamour is well represented. & our beloved joan smalls closed the show this season in a black gown.

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